Shazam! star Zachary Levi has come under fire for his social media presence on a number of occasions. Perhaps the most noteworthy was when he made some vague accusations about the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, something many perceived as being an anti-vax statement.
The actor is entitled to his own opinions, of course, but throw in an Instagram Story that mocked Britney Spears' efforts to end her conservatorship and some pretty painful-to-watch rants about Shazam! Fury of the Gods being a box office flop, and someone might want to take Levi's phone from him.
Things have taken another questionable turn, anyway, as media critic Bob Chipman recently shared a screenshot showing that the DCEU star follows a Twitter account called "Gays Against Groomers."
That doesn't sound too bad on the surface, but despite the name, the group is alleged to be both far-right and anti-LGBTQ+, protesting everything from Drag Queen Story Time events to LGBTQ+ education in schools and gender-affirming care for minors at hospitals.
They've also been banned from a variety of social media platforms following accusations of promoting hate speech, while GLAAD has argued that Gays Against Groomers promotes an LGBT grooming conspiracy theory (more about the organisation and the claims levelled against them can be found on Wikipedia).
Regardless of your political leanings and beliefs, this sort of controversy reflects very poorly on Levi and has led to another round of backlash from fans. He's yet to comment and there's always a chance he's unaware of the group's supposed true nature. That seems unlikely based on its social media activity, but you never know.
As noted, Shazam! Fury of the Gods was a box office bomb and Levi's performance came under fire on a number of levels, particularly when it came to the goofiness he brought to the character.
With that in mind, we don't expect to see him play Shazam again, though Warner Bros. is happily calling The Flash starring Ezra Miller "the greatest superhero movie ever made," so you never know!